Victor's Recipes

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Ma Po Tofu

A Chinese classic, slightly spicy tofu with ground pork or beef.

Ma Po Tofu


  • 1/2 lb of ground pork or beef (optional: marinate in some soy, wine, corn starch)
  • one package of firm tofu; dice into 1/4″ cubes
  • dice 1-2 scallions
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground garlic


  • 2 tbsp soy
  • 1 tbsp Chinese red chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp wine
  • 1/4 cup of chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • a few pinches of white pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp corn starch


  • heat 3 tbsp oil, add ginger and garlic, then stir fry meat until disintegrated and brown
  • add well stirred sauce, stir content until the sauce starts to thicken
  • add tofu, continue to stir, add a bit of water if it is too thick
  • stir until cooked, take out and sprinkle scallion on top